Jodie Spooner Administer Medication to individuals and Monitor the effects. 1. Understand legislations, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication. 1.1 Identify current legislations, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication. Many legislations and policies and procedures cover the legal management of medication, individuals handling the medication are not expected to have detailed knowledge of the legislation, but then they do need to be aware of the legal difference between types of drugs and the legal framework that allows them to handle medicines before delivering them to a service user.
In general, the medications used for different mental health problems are called psychotropic medications. These medications can have serious side effects if not taken properly or prescribed by someone not properly trained or qualified to do so. Obviously, counselors in general do not get such training. On the other hand, counselors should be able to recognize the need of psychotropic medications for their clients as a holistic approach to their problems and refer them to appropriate professionals for that purpose (King & Anderson, 2004). LEGAL LIMITATIONS While working with the client, counselors are required to follow the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics (ACA, 2005).
3) Describe the common adverse reactions to medication, how each can be recognised and the appropriate action(s) required. Common adverse reactions are diarrhoea, skin rashes, sickness, facial swelling, blistering of the skin and wheezing. These can all be recognised by reading the side effects on medication packets or contacting a pharmacist. The appropriate action to take if a person supported is having an adverse reaction is to contact doctors/hospital so they can be treated appropriately. 4) Explain the different routes of medicine administration.
Addiction to these, irritation of the stomach, liver damage and sleep disturbances as some analgesics contain caffeine, if taken over a long period of time. Amoxicillin: A penicillin based antibiotic which fights bacteria in your body. It can only be taken if you are not allergic to Penicillin and do not have asthma, liver or kidney disease, or a history of Diarrhoea. Feeling sick and vomiting are the most common side effects. It is used to treat many different types of infections, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, and salmonella however it can cause side effects including, getting a fungal infection such as thrush after treatment with antibiotics for a longer period of time, sores inside your mouth, fever, swollen glands, joint pain, muscle weakness, severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash, yellowed skin, yellowing of the eyes, dark coloured urine, confusion or weakness, easy bruising, and vaginal itching.
Outcome 1 1. Legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings go as follows: the medicines act 1968, the misuse of drugs act 1971, Adults with incapacity act 2000, The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995, The Access to health records Act (1990). 2. There are various legal controls on the retail sale or supply of medicines which are set out in the Medicines Act 1968. Medicines are classified into three categories - Prescription Only, Pharmacy or General Sale List.
Nonetheless their roles are very contrasting. The differences in what an RN and an LPN can do in regards to medication administration, documentation and the schooling they receive varies greatly and is regulated by the state. First, the RN and the LPN have very different roles in regards to medication administration. The registered nurse is allowed by the state to administer oral medications, intramuscular (into the muscle) and subcutaneous (into the fatty tissue) injections as well as intravenous (into the vein/bloodstream) medications. There are several ways to give intravenous (IV) medications.
ADMINISTER MEDICATION TO INDIVIDUALS AND MONITOR THE EFFECTS (ASM34) 1.1 Identify current legislation, guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication. *The medicines act 1968 *COSHH *The health and safety at work act 1974 *The misuse of drugs act 1985 *health and social care act *Data protection act 2.1 Describe common types of medication including their effects and potential side effects. *Analgesics:-Codeine it is used for pain relief and the side effects can be headaches, nausea and dizziness. *Antibiotics:-Amoxicillin, it is a penicillin based antibiotics which fights bacteria in the body and fight infections. The side effects can be fever, joint pain, red skin rash and dark coloured urine.
Impairment means an inability to function at an acceptable level of competenct, or an incapacity to continue to practice with the requisite skill, safety and judgement, as a result of alcohol or chemical dependency, a psychiatric of emotional disorder, senility or a disabling disorder. Chemical substances include alcohol, drugs or medications, including those taken pursuant to a valid prescription for legitimate medical purposes and in accordance with the prescribers direction, as well as those used illegally. (ANA) The Alternative to Discipline Law was approved in 2005 by the Senate and General Assemby of the State of New Jersey. This program provides nurses the oppurtunity to seek treatment for chemical depemdency or impairment confidentially without fear of disciplinary actions. This law was enacted to encourage health care professionals to come forward for help before harming a patient or being confronted in the workplace or by police The Code of Ethics for Nurses states that nurses must protect the patient, public and profession when a colleagues performance appears to be impaired.
Health and Social care Level 3 Peter Taylor Learning Outcome 1 1. Understand legislation and policy relevant to substance use. 2.1 Identify legislation which relates to substance use and describe the difference between legal and illegal drugs. * In the UK, there are two main statutes that regulate the availability of drugs: the Medicines Act of 1968 and the Misuse of drugs Act 1971. The medicines act governs the control of medicines for human veterinary use.
Additionally, because many medications have similar names illegible handwriting can cause the wrong medication to be dispensed; this type of error can also occur when prescriptions are given verbally since many medication names sound similar. Medication errors can also occur when the prescribed medication is contraindicated due to a patient’s other health conditions including allergies or other medications the patient is currently taking (Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy). Prevention Preventing medication errors is crucial to patient safety. Computerized physician order entry is a key technology in the prevention of medication errors. Through the use of this technology prescribers enter the prescription into the computerized patient chart.